New Jersey town getting new name

December 31, 2008 11:35:19 AM PST
West Paterson will enter 2009 under a new name. It will become Woodland Park on New Year's Day. That follows a narrowly passed November referendum in which borough voters approved the change by 25 votes.

Officials say residents don't need to take any action as far as changing their addresses for bills.

But many civic and volunteer groups in the town - including the all-volunteer fire department - haven't decided whether they'll comply with the change.

The borough plans to implement the name change gradually, so as to spread out the cost of paying for new signs. And workers have already begun placing new logos on municipal vehicles.

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Information from: The Record of Bergen County, http://www.northjersey.com

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